SYMPOSIA

Emotional intelligence from A to Z: Concept, measurement and practical issues
Affective and cognitive functioning in patients with chronic desease
Approaches to the research of language function
Cognitive control and some new tests for its measurement
Psychobiological paradigm in psychology of individual differences
Body image, eating disturbances, and obesity
Social identities in in South-Eastern Europe
Vulnerability To Psychopathology: Its Nature And Mechanism Of Action

Dark tetrad: measurement, correlates, and outcomes

COGNITIVE CONTROL AND ITS MEASUREMENT
Moderator: Cirila Peklaj
Cognitive control refers to processes that enable flexible behaviour, which is adapted to the environment and current goals, such as attention and information updating, working memory, flexible switching between tasks, inhibition of pre-potent response tendencies, and other executive functions. The first paper will present executive functions in children with reading and writing disabilities as measured with the Developmental Neuropsychological Assessment NEPSY-II and the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function BRIEF. Other papers will present several new measures of cognitive control. The Cognitive-Control Test Battery for Primary-School Students includes eight tests of executive functions adapted for children and adolescents and additional newly developed Sentence Span Test for measuring working memory capacity. In Cognitive Control Challenge Task (CCCT) with which flexible switching is examined the participants are shown stimuli of different modalities; different rules need to be combined in order to give correct response, and these rules vary across trials. CCRacer is a computer game in which the participants need to perform different tasks while driving a car, such as counting stimuli with specific properties, inhibiting reactions, and switching between different instructions. We will present the results of the first validation studies of the new measures, discuss the advantages and shortcomings of the developed tests, and sketch their further development.
Introductory note
Cirila Peklaj
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Executive functions in children with reading and writing disabilities
Mateja Hudoklin1, Cirila Peklaj2, & Lidija Magajna1
1 The Counselling Centre for Children, Adolescents and Parents Ljubljana, Slovenia
1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

A new battery of cognitive tests for measuring cognitive control in primary-school students
Sonja Pečjak & Anka Slana
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Cognitive control challenge task (CCCT)
Vida Ana Politakis, Anka Slana & Grega Repovš
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

CCRacer – a driving game for measuring cognitive control
Anja Podlesek1, Maja Drašček1 & Gregor Geršak2
1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia





 
STuP 2017 // FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY, NOVI SAD // OCTOBER 19th-21st, 2017